The Liberal Democrats have announced their challenger for the Wycombe seat in this year's general election.

Steve Guy has been selected to go head-to-head with Conservative MP Steve Baker, Labour candidate, David Williams and UKIP's David Meacock.

Mr Guy, a telecoms consultant and former district councillor for Totteridge, came second in 2010 with 13,863 votes. He is married with children and has lived in Wycombe for 15 years.

Mr Guy said his campaign will focus on addressing the “disappointing” A&E cover in Wycombe, challenging the Conservative leadership in charge of the area’s councils and opposing plans to build on the Gomm Valley reserve site.

The Lib Dem candidate said: “I am thrilled to be selected again as the parliamentary candidate for Wycombe.

“In 2010 I stood for the first time and came second to Steve Baker. My campaign then was focused on local health services.

“The fact that we have still not got adequate Accident and Emergency cover in Wycombe is disappointing. I will be challenging Steve Baker as to what he has actually achieved for Wycombe over the past five years.

“Wycombe needs an MP that not only stands up for Wycombe in Westminster but who is also able to challenge the Conservative leadership running our local councils.

“The Conservative plans to build on Gomm Valley are wrong and residents are right to expect their local MP to support them rather than back the decision made by councillors, many of whom do not even live in our constituency.

“The Conservatives have given up any pretence of caring for the environment. Only with the Liberal Democrats being in Government can we ensure that the UK plays its role in tackling the global threat of climate change.

“The influence of the Liberal Democrats in the current coalition Government is clear.

“In 2010 the Liberal Democrats promised to cut taxes for low paid workers – we delivered despite [David] Cameron saying it couldn't be done.

“We promised to increase the basic state pension and protect future increases – we delivered.

“We promised to target funds at the most disadvantaged children – we delivered and also provided free school meals for the youngest primary school children in Wycombe.

Liberal Democrat Vince Cable has championed apprenticeships giving our young people in Wycombe more choice and an opportunity to train in their chosen career.

“The Liberal Democrats have done all this whilst building a stronger economy. Everyone knows we cannot trust Labour to build a stronger economy but the Conservatives are also planning to change course and make drastic cuts at a time when the recovery is still fragile.

“Only the Liberal Democrats can build a stronger economy and a fairer society giving opportunity to all. I am looking forward to the campaign and giving Wycombe residents a real alternative to the Conservatives.”